Would The iMac 27" Very Noisy?

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  1. kevhui macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I saw an article in MacRumors that the new iMac got 3 big fans. So it be very noisy?
     
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I don't have mine yet, but Apple's computers (and my 24" iMac I have currently) are typically very silent.
     
  3. sam3020 macrumors 6502a

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    nope it is not noisy at all. It is just as quiet as my old imac :)
     
  4. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mmm... Nice. What to sell my iMac 24" and get a new iMac 27" but I only purchased it in April 2008 :-(
     
  5. 300D macrumors 65816

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    The fans are intentionally large.

    Big fans move lots of air at low speed. Small fans move lots of air at high speed.

    The lower the speed the less noise they make.
     
  6. sam3020 macrumors 6502a

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    nicely said. I think that is is even quieter than my old 20" imac
     
  7. TPMann GB macrumors member

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    We have a 3.06GHz 27" and it is extremely quiet.

    Much quieter than my old 20" G5!
     
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  9. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Do you really NEED to upgrade that quickly though? Some people's requirements mean they have to get the newest and best gadgets out, some people just crave to get the latest and greatest even though they have no real need for it.
     
  10. 300D macrumors 65816

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    I WANT the new iMac to replace my 4 year old PM G5, but I don't need it. Hell, a 2008 iMac would probably be faster than my G5. :rolleyes:
     
  11. C64 macrumors 65816

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    I guess that's true for many people. But the stuff that you do is also limited to whatever your system supports. Maybe that seems like enough, but if you had the option to do more, you would be doing it right now.

    Also, even though you can work on an older Mac just fine, the same work on a new fast iMac with a huge screen is probably a lot easier, funner and more comfortable. At some point you just have to go for it, and treat yourself to something that's just going to be very sweet to work with.

    Anyway, good to hear that they aren't noisy. So far everything about it seems very awesome, and a pretty good investment given you can keep using this for many years to come.
     
  12. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    In your case, it's not a quick upgrade so quoting me is a bit irrelevant no?
     
  13. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

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    I like the "secondary monitor" thing of the new iMac, for example, used with PS3 for blu-ray disk playback. Maybe I should wait until Mac support blu-ray disk?
     
  14. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    Thats not possible as of today. There is no known adapter in the world that will perform the HDMI to Mini Display Port conversion. And no the one that Apple or mono price sell's doesn't work. There are about 25 threads on this topic so far.

    Someone did post a link to a Belkin converter box, but if had no details about price or availability. Right now the only option is to go from MDP to MDP.
     
  15. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

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    If that's case, I don't upgrade that soon. Thx.
     
  16. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

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    It would be nice if people kept to the topic of the thread.
     
  17. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    It will be interesting to get reports back on fan noise on the 27" Core i5 and i7 models as obviously there will be greater heat from these desktop class chips. Guess we'll just have to wait-and-see.
     

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